All About My Refugium (Viewer Question) | Reef Tank

This is a quick look at my 125 gallon reef tanks refugium. I go over the layout, sand, macro algae and lights i use. I also go over the benefits of ruing a refugium. I use a 55 gallon sump and half of it is dedicated to the refugium section. I have 3.5 inch sand bed with two types of macro algae chaetomorpha and caulerpa. I grow everything with two 100watt Led Bulbs From Homedepot. Please Enjoy the video. Please Subscribe to be notified of future videos. I enjoy making these videos and hope they will provide helpful information to better guide hobbyist. Everything you see on this channel will be my personal way of doing it. Please Enjoy and any feedback is welcomed. 125 Gallon Reef Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qZiboMWjYNtQNMLlxiHhVF Zeovit Tank Build Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-rtT_B_gLcyWBWUdbvlBgEJ How To Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qTgkRrs5wrIE086wL9Gikd Follow me on Aquatic Log: http://www.aquaticlog.com/users/hexdex Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Of-Hex-389648551215254 Twitter: https://twitter.com/FishOfHex Intro: https://flixpress.com End Thumbnail: http://pizap.com Music: Epic - http://www.bensound.com

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This is a quick look at my 125 gallon reef tanks refugium. I go over the layout, sand, macro algae and lights i use. I also go over the benefits of ruing a refugium. I use a 55 gallon sump and half of it is dedicated to the refugium section. I have 3.5 inch sand bed with two types of macro algae chaetomorpha and caulerpa. I grow everything with two 100watt Led Bulbs From Homedepot. Please Enjoy the video. Please Subscribe to be notified of future videos. I enjoy making these videos and hope they will provide helpful information to better guide hobbyist. Everything you see on this channel will be my personal way of doing it. Please Enjoy and any feedback is welcomed. 125 Gallon Reef Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qZiboMWjYNtQNMLlxiHhVF Zeovit Tank Build Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-rtT_B_gLcyWBWUdbvlBgEJ How To Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qTgkRrs5wrIE086wL9Gikd Follow me on Aquatic Log: http://www.aquaticlog.com/users/hexdex Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Of-Hex-389648551215254 Twitter: https://twitter.com/FishOfHex Intro: https://flixpress.com End Thumbnail: http://pizap.com Music: Epic - http://www.bensound.com

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Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards - 3 years ago
well done video
Dante Hammons
Dante Hammons - 3 years ago
What lighting are you using for the refugium
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 3 years ago
In this video they are two 100 watt homedepot 5k leds bulbs
Rotter Tube Reef
Rotter Tube Reef - 3 years ago
what's up dude. nice video. what light are you using and what are you suspending it with over the refugium? i just got an led and need to suspend it.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 3 years ago
Hey man, im using two 100 watt leds from homedepot 5k.
Seth Williams
Seth Williams - 3 years ago
Nice
Posittron
Posittron - 3 years ago
Hey hex, I'm kinda new to refugiums. And I want to build one for my 200g. I have a lot of space under my tank and I plan to build the refu in the sump chamber next to the skimmer and then the water flows to another chamber where it gets pumped into the tank again. Any suggestions?
Joshua Agostoni
Joshua Agostoni - 3 years ago
question... i have a 55 gallon tank and i have 4 pounds of sand in the entire thing and its about 2 inches thick all around how did you put almost double that and only have it 3 inches in half a tank... doesn't make sense
Dale Whitmore
Dale Whitmore - 4 years ago
Do you need nitrates in the water to feed this stuff I have 0 but I high phosphates thats why I put some in there.
Dale Whitmore
Dale Whitmore - 4 years ago
thanks for the infomation.
I have no nitrates/nitrites and have cleaned my entire sump of debris im even using continuum phos-correx daily.
I dont get it anymore why there high. I even have 500ml of phos gaurd and dont over feed and roast water has no phosphate.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
If you have phosphates then a good chance you still have nitrates. But cheato uses up 16 to 1 nitrates to phosphates. Refugiums are great to help remove nutrients but they would need to be very big to really make big differences in water quality.
wcdeich4
wcdeich4 - 4 years ago
I have a Chaeto problem. At first it grows well, but then tiny bits of it turn white & die. I have bright lights that I run all day & fairly stable salinity. I do not have any animals yet, but I am dosing 2 drops of Excel Flourish each day. I don't if it maybe grows until it exceeds the amount of fertilizer available, then starts to die?? I also have 1 small live rock w/ Coralline algae & diatoms on it in the system.
Brett Campbell
Brett Campbell - 4 years ago
Hey I have also had it die because it was floating and not submerged.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
When cheato dies its either a lack of nutrients or to much light. With no livestock that could be the reason.
starwind aquariums
starwind aquariums - 4 years ago
200 watts wow that's high power

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oOS0l1dOo
oOS0l1dOo - 4 years ago
I have a 100w 6500k cfl but my fish load is low. Do I need 2 have a ton of fish to grow it?
Chris Kingham
Chris Kingham - 4 years ago
FishOfHex Hi. What wattage CFL are you using and roughly what height above water ?
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
cheato doesnt need a lot of light, just have the 6500k bulb and turn it on when the lights in the main display go off. The only time i have had a hard time growing macro algae is when i let me tanks nutrients get to low.
Bobby J's Reef Tank
Bobby J's Reef Tank - 4 years ago
Some people say "Chay-toe" and some say "chee-toe" I have to stick with pronouncing it "chay-toe" since a "chee-toe" is a crunchy cheesy snack food.
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen - 3 years ago
makes my mouth water :)
Turtle's Reef
Turtle's Reef - 4 years ago
I've even heard kay-toe... I say chay-toe as well.
Koaleigh Aquaria
Koaleigh Aquaria - 4 years ago
G'day Travis, very impressive chaeto growth, we had never been successful with it thus far and I know it's been due to poor lighting, only had a 12" fluorescent and the chaeto just gradually disintegrated. I have now just bought 2 90watt leds rated at 5000k from home depot (only using 1 at the moment) and got some more chaeto.
I was wondering what your light schedule is in your fuge, do you have it timed on and off and if so how long for?
I'm tired of having an empty fuge so if I can get mine growing successfully like you I'd be forever grateful.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
You will no worries
Koaleigh Aquaria
Koaleigh Aquaria - 4 years ago
Thanks, obviously a winning combination and hopefully I'll soon have the same success as you
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
I have my refugium running the opposite of my reef. My whites go off at 8pm until 11 am during that time the fug is on.
Yoshukai Tony
Yoshukai Tony - 4 years ago
What salt brand are you using?
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
Reef crystals
Harrison
Harrison - 4 years ago
Nice video, clear and concise and straight to the point. Just subscribed!
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
Thank you
Aquatic Tanks By MJ
Aquatic Tanks By MJ - 4 years ago
thanks for the video very informative
Sandy
Sandy - 4 years ago
do you have any power head or a circulation pump in your refugium.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
No I do not
Dos Maiz
Dos Maiz - 4 years ago
wish we were neighbors so I could take some chaeto off your hands!
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
I can send you a bunch if you pay for the flat rate shipping, Its something like $6.80-$8.00 ill have to check. Contact me on the FishOfHex Facebook page we can work all that out.
Jeff Snyder
Jeff Snyder - 5 years ago
Nice tank I kinda did the same think as you but I have a solo refug.

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